A child receives an eye exam in the city of Popayan, some 230 miles southwest of Bogota, Colombia. In Some developing countries, less than 5 percent of those needing corrective vision assistance receive it.
Credit Fernando Vergara / AP
Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation.
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